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Hand Analysis 4

Hand Analysis 4

LD1977 - February 23rd, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss a situation where we are trying to extract thin value on the river with a small bet. The bet sizing has another purpose – protecting our river bluffs done with the same bet sizing, as discussed in “Hand Analysis 3” article. BTN: $80.95 SB: $55.78 BB: $62.18 UTG: […]

Hand Analysis 3

Hand Analysis 3

LD1977 - February 21st, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss a fairly frequent occurence of having complete air on the flop, but with a board which hits our perceived range. The key decision is whether to try bluffing at all and how far to take it. BTN: $118.26 SB: $51.00 BB: $66.91 UTG: $73.07 UTG+1: $63.68 UTG+2: $59.08 […]

Hand Analysis 2

Hand Analysis 2

LD1977 - February 18th, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss an interesting semi-bluffing situation that crops up every once in a while, and factors that need to be taken into consideration before deciding on a plan of action. we can credibly represent a decent hand on the flop (= we have fold equity) we have a hand with […]

Hand Analysis 1

Hand Analysis 1

LD1977 - February 9th, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss a somewhat typical situation when playing from EP as preflop raiser: we have a fairly strong hand on the flop, with good equity against any individual holding but not necessarily ideal against multiple opponents we are facing multiple opponents (ouch!) we are OOP we decide that we want […]

Online Poker Chat Box: A Right and Wrong Way of Using It

Online Poker Chat Box: A Right and Wrong Way of Using It

Jon Sofen - January 20th, 2017

Let me preface this blog post by openly admitting I am a habitual offender of some of the things I am about to tell you not to do. I cannot help it. There are times where I get frustrated after losing a big pot to some donkey who chased a gut- shot straight draw, and […]

Aces Full of It: I am my Own Worst Enemy or The Perils of Self Doubt

Aces Full of It: I am my Own Worst Enemy or The Perils of Self Doubt

Justin Buchanan - December 7th, 2016

Fair warning…this one isn’t going to actually say much about poker. But that’s okay. If the people who set me up with this blog aren’t okay with it, you’ll never see this anyway. I know I’ve said that it’s a terrible thing to succumb to self doubt, most recently in my Top 10 Worst Mistakes […]

Big Blind (BB) Ranges

Big Blind (BB) Ranges

LD1977 - December 4th, 2016

BB differs from SB in several very important ways: Calling usually closes the action, so BB can choose whether to fold, call or 3-bet (more strategic options available) Price of calling raises is lower compared to size of pot (since SB contributes certain value). This heavily impacts strategic picture in some situations (more on this […]

Aces Full of It: Why I Will Never Be A Poker Champion

Aces Full of It: Why I Will Never Be A Poker Champion

Justin Buchanan - November 28th, 2016

As most of you probably know, I fancy myself a rather skilled player. Not that if you call me one at the table, I won’t deny it so hard that you’ll think I just dove into an Egyptian river. Really at this point, even if I’m frank with myself I believe I have the technical […]

Small Blind (SB) Ranges

Small Blind (SB) Ranges

LD1977 - November 14th, 2016

SB is the worst position on the table because: it guarantees information disadvantage against all other players it offers limited strategic options it lowers EV of both premium and speculative hands Play in SB is heavily based on HUD and notes, which serve to compensate for the inherent positional weakness. Opening ranges This is the […]

Late Position Ranges: Part 2 (BTN)

Late Position Ranges: Part 2 (BTN)

LD1977 - November 1st, 2016

BTN (button) is the best position on the table because: it guarantees information advantage against all other players it is fairly frequently possible to pick up the blinds uncontested (in unopened pots) it allows for maximally exploitative play with (comparatively) very little risk Play in BTN is extremely heavily based on HUD and notes since […]